A New Jersey brake-pad manufacturer will pay the Environmental Protection Agency $1.6 million for the cost of ridding the company's former site of asbestos and other hazardous materials. The EPA said it disposed of about 70 tons of material containing asbestos and 800 containers filled with unknown materials left behind when Friction Division Products stopped using the site. "The Superfund program operates on the principle that polluters, not taxpayers, should pay for the cleanups," Judith Enck, the EPA's regional administrator, said in a statement.

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